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Chico Daughters Participate in Celebrate America Projects:

National Day of Service  October 11, 2015

Members were asked to locate, care and clean a historical marker/monument: Veteran Markers and Memorials were cleaned and polished in Chico Cemetery as well historical markers at Bayliss Historic Carnegie Library. One member on vacation even cleaned and polished the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in London, England.

Salute to the American Flag 

Ten American flags were donated to ten schools in Butte, Glenn, and Colusa counties. Seventh and eighth grades were targeted for presentation of the new American flags. During the presentation, the DAR mission and purpose was noted. American flag protocol was demonstrated by the VFW/American Legion and the AMVETS Honor Guard. Furthermore, reference was made to the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner" as well as noting the legislation enacted that every school fly the American flag. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was sung by guest solo performers from our communities, and taps was played at some of the events. Over 4,000 students witnessed the celebrations, and ten schools have new flags for their campuses.


Veterans Day 2015 

The Colusa County VFW and the American Legion read the names on the Memorial Wall at the Veterans Memorial Park, Colusa, California. The DAR hosted the event with a memorial cake and over 600 homemade cookies, punch, and coffee. Close to 400 community members were present for the event. The DAR hosted the 2016 Veterans Day event. 

Mariner's Star Quilt for Chico Veteran

Mariner’s Star patriot quilt made especially for a California veteran made by DAR member, Grace Franke, and donated to a selected veteran.

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Museum

On January 25, 2016, The Wall that Heals, arrived in Willows, California. The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum spent four days in Willows drawing tens of thousands of visitors from surrounding communities. The DAR Daughters served as “Locators” to assist family and the public in locating names of interest on the wall. It was an amazing four days listening to vets, their families, and friends share memories of their loved ones. 


World Record in Patriotism

Daughters from Butte, Glenn, and Colusa counties collected and presented letters at the National Society Daughters of American Revolution Continental Congress to help break the Guinness World Record for Patriotism for the “Most letters to military personnel collected in one month.”